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Amish community in Pennsylvania
becomes first in US to achieve herd
immunity after reopening churches led
to 90% of households being infected
with the virus last year

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Posted By: OhioNick, 3/28/2021 2:14:45 PM

An Amish community in Pennsylvania has become 'the first in the US to achieve herd immunity to COVID-19' after 90 per cent of their households became infected with the virus when they resumed church services late last spring. The administrator of a medical center in the heart of the Amish community in New Holland Borough estimates as many as 90 per cent of Plain families have since had at least one family member infected, and that this religious enclave achieved what no other community in the country has: herd immunity.


Although this is an informative article, there's two important things missing. What is the death rate among the Amish? And how did they treat Covid? Did they use traditional Amish folk treatments or did they employ modern medicine?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 3/28/2021 2:38:50 PM (No. 737707)
And 99.99% of them surviving, I'm sure. They did the right thing which was NOTHING.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 3/28/2021 2:40:29 PM (No. 737708)
OP, you're assuming that all people who got COVID had to be treated. The vast majority of people (i.e., not having co-morbidities, and not over 70 years of age) seem to have weathered COVID with minimal medication and no hospitalization. I suspect the Amish merely let the disease run its course through the community and now is pretty much immune with no need for the mask nonsense and vaccinations of still-indeterminate long-term effects. I would also suggest that the long-term effects of sustained mask wearing by a huge portion of the general population is also indeterminate. What do I mean? I believe that there is potentially a lethal consequence to such generalized isolation and mask wearing. It's my theory that the human race, by being very social and in close contact across many different populations has effectively inoculated itself continuously by low-level exposure to most biological pathogens. By continuously isolating everyone, we risk having future major pandemics, much like when the native Americans came into first contact with the Europeans. Far-fetched? I don't think so. At any rate, I wouldn't ask Dr. Fauchi or any Democrat for their scientific opinion on it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: clayusmcret 3/28/2021 2:59:00 PM (No. 737718)
"Why didn't the pandemic effect your people as bad as others?" "We don't have TV's."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Geoman 3/28/2021 3:07:43 PM (No. 737723)
One thing I can't get a straight answer on is the following: If you've had COVID and have recovered, what is the most medically-informed policy on getting vaccinated? Political answers abound but an answer based on empirical research seems to be in short supply. Anybody know?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/28/2021 3:10:50 PM (No. 737725)
DELETE ! DELETE ! DELETE ! This does not fit the narrative !!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 3/28/2021 3:19:55 PM (No. 737733)
Soooooo locking down and avoiding people was the exact opposite of what worked so well for the Amish. We got scammed into handing the keys to our country, to the same con artists who stole our identity.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: OhioNick 3/28/2021 3:31:53 PM (No. 737740)
#2 I might have had Covid in February 2020. I went to the emergency room twice and they couldn't properly diagnose the disease at the time. How did I treat it? I took large doses of multiple anti-viral and immunity boosting supplements. Since then, I have purchased a few other things in case I catch it again.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: NotaBene 3/28/2021 4:00:49 PM (No. 737749)
Funny, the Amish get blamed again. Perfectly timed MSM narrative. Have a blessed Holy Week everyone!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jimincalif 3/28/2021 4:22:17 PM (No. 737758)
Oops, Fauci didn’t move the herd immunity goal posts soon enough. Next he will say herd immunity requires 150%!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: DVC 3/28/2021 4:29:05 PM (No. 737765)
#4, the right answer is "Don't bother".
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 3/28/2021 4:33:17 PM (No. 737767)
Are these the same Amish who are committing massive gun violence? I keep reading posts on this forum - - about how gun crazy they've become.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: chance_232 3/28/2021 4:55:37 PM (No. 737782)
The number 1 and 2 comorbidities is obesity and diabetes. I've never seen a fat Amish person. These people generally eat healthy and lead healthy lifestyles. I'll bet their survival rate is better than the general population.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: anniebc 3/28/2021 4:57:51 PM (No. 737783)
Those Amish are some forward thinking folks, I tell ya.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 3/28/2021 5:06:54 PM (No. 737786)
For #4, there is medical consensus that getting the “vaccine” after having Covid, if symptomatic or not. It is not only unnecessary, as you already have antibodies, but stupid and dangerous. Most to the severe adverse reactions we hear about, like death from anaphylaxis, or “blood clots”, like heart attack (caused by a blood clot in the heart), occur in people who already have antibodies. As a minimum, a test for antibodies (in contrast to the many tests available to check for infection, many of which are unreliable), should be done before submitting to having the vaccine. If it is positive, you would be doubly stupid to get “the shot”. Instead, people who have had the infection, with a positive test, are happily given and even encouraged to submit to the vaccine regardless. The reason for that is, the money is in giving the vaccine and doing the test, not in helping people to avoid a nearly always innocuous infection by a “novel” common cold.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: franq 3/28/2021 6:36:00 PM (No. 737821)
Amen, #14. But you will never hear your points on the MSM. My main reason for not getting the vaccine in any form is very simple - I DON"T TRUST IT.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Geoman 3/28/2021 7:27:34 PM (No. 737853)
Re: #10 and #14 - Thanks for the responses; being over 60 and a service connected disabled veteran, the VA has been sending me a lot of prompts to get their vaccine; however, being still employed and having private insurance, my NP and supervising doc say it is not advised, since I definitely had COVID, which was pretty bad for 48 hours, and got over it inside of a week. Since I've published in scientific journals, I like to read scientific studies but haven't found much on the specific subject. Given the politicization of science and medicine, especially related to COVID, I appreciate the opinions and instincts of my fellow conservatives.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: padiva 3/28/2021 8:24:58 PM (No. 737876)
How interesting... These Amish were exposed to Covid but did not always get tested. Maybe they had mild cases. Positive/negative test numbers are inaccurate. Here's a thought ....maybe Lancaster County's numbers were better because of the horse manure along the side of the roads.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: OhioNick 3/28/2021 9:06:35 PM (No. 737896)
#12 A few months ago I saw a fat Amish man and realized it was the first time I had ever seen that in the Amish community.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Omen55 3/28/2021 10:27:15 PM (No. 737938)
"Who will save us from these troublesome Amish?" Dems
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Reply 20 - Posted by: NorthernDog 3/29/2021 8:28:42 AM (No. 738190)
It sounds like the Amish did experience some deaths in the elderly but there was no huge die-off. Their frequent exposure to the outdoors and (presumably) healthier immune systems probably helped keep the virus to a minimum.
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